Free Video Editing in Linux

  • S04E37
  • June 7, 2011

Robbie demonstrates the free OpenShot video editing software, which brings non-linear editing, 3D titles and effects to Linux.

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Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson, Christa Wells and Hillary Rumball present in studio.
  • A lesson in Phantom Power and microphones.
  • The Category5.TV Web Site now contains a donations thermometer.
  • Robbie talks briefly about the hardware we must purchase following the power surge a while back.
  • Send us your photos of you watching Category5 TV to receive 100 bonus viewer points!
  • Viewer Question: I've got an XML version of the Greek New Testament, but when I create an XSL file, it just shows one work per line. What can I do?
  • Viewer Comment: Check out UJam, which will let you sing and it will create an accompaniment; even if you can't sing well!
  • Christa doesn't believe she can sing well.
  • Robbie looks briefly at the LaDiDa app for iOS. [Check It Out Here]
  • Viewer Question: Plain or Peanut M&Ms?
  • Viewer Comment: I got a Pogoplug!
  • Viewer Comment: I prefer Smarties.
  • Viewer Comment: I live next to a Hershey Chocolate Factory.
  • Viewer Question: I have a multi-monitor setup in Linux but can't move windows from one screen to the next. How do I fix this?
  • Saving your nVidia Settings to the X configuration file in Ubuntu (or any Linux) so the settings will remain following a reboot.
  • Setting up your proprietary video drivers in Ubuntu so you can use the advanced features of your video card.
  • Viewer Question: What is the best way to understand a new web coding language?
  • Viewer Question: I've tried PHP and wonder, which editor should I use?
  • Viewer Comment: Use emacs for editing.
  • Viewer Comment: gedit is perfect!
  • Hillary presents Robbie with a Sulu action figure, which she found at a dollar store.
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Robbie opts out of Battle of the Bands, due to his daughter's birthday party.
  • Robbie shows the keyboard he bought to improve his office ergonomics, and the Dvorak keyboard stickers he'll be using to pursue a healthier work environment.
  • Feature: Video editing in Linux using the free OpenShot video editor.
  • Robbie's quick thoughts about Jonathan Thomas, and his dedication to creating a fantastic video editor for Linux.
  • Installing the OpenShot video editor from the provided PPA rather than the Ubuntu repositories.
  • Setting up the OpenShot PPA.
  • Viewer Question: Why not get OpenShot from the repositories?
  • Updating your apt sources list.
  • Installing OpenShot using Synaptic Package Manager on Ubuntu Linux after setting up the PPA.
  • Installing Inkscape using Synaptic Package Manager to add vector graphics support to OpenShot video editor.
  • Obtaining and configuring Blender to be used by OpenShot video editor to add 3D titles to your video productions.
  • Adding media files to OpenShot.
  • Creating 3D / animated title sequences to your video production in OpenShot video editor.
  • A brief rundown of the main tools used when working in OpenShot video editor.
  • Adding segments to your video production in OpenShot video editor.
  • Adding photos to OpenShot video editor.
  • Creating a closing credits roll-up for your OpenShot video editor production.
  • Using Inkscape to create more substantial text for your OpenShot video editor production in Linux.
  • Animating your show's end credits in OpenShot video editor, moving it from the bottom to top of the screen.
  • Top-secret Information: The OpenShot team is secretly working on some new cross-platform C++ software including a new video rendering framework, and it will power upcoming versions of OpenShot.

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